Saturday, July 31, 2010
Over at Klik.TV, I'm giving away 3 copies of the new album by legendary rock guitarist Slash. To win, just watch this video of the 5 guitar solos by Slash and then answer these simple questions.
Oh btw, I'm meeting Slash tomorrow at Marina Bay Sands, a few hours before his concert at Fort Canning park. I'm super excited! I grew up listening to all his great solos when he was with Guns N Roses. It's a real pity that Slash and Axl cannot get along. If you guys have any questions you want me to ask Slash, please email me. Thanks!
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Pizza Hut Pan Pizza recipe. She writes: "The original recipe calls for 3 ounces of oil for each pan. That's just crazy talk, so I used 1 tablespoon in each pan, which still felt like a lot to me. I loved how the crust was all crispy and delicious."
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two music player interfaces for Windows Media Player based on the Transformers. I like his first design. Very Transformers indeed. He needs to make it available for download. You can check out his other works here.
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Stark Tower Defense is a highly addictive flash game developed by Marvel Kids for their new cartoon The Super Hero Squad. In the game, Dr. Doom and the Lethal Legion are launching a major assault to capture Stark Tower. You have to stop them. Watch out for those flying things. They are almost impossible to stop.
Storychord! It is an interesting project by Sarah Lynn. Each Monday, Storychord will feature one story, one image and one song, each by a different underexposed, talented up-and-comer. All issues - there are 9 currently - are thoughtfully curated by Sarah herself. Bookmarked!
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convert our normal SIM card into a micro SIM. All you need is a pair of scissors! If you're not so sure of your cutting skills, then you should get one of these.
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Music From The Third Floor is a blog about retro Bollywood beats, ballads and bombs. The guy who started it, has a box of 200 classic Bollywood soundtracks on vinyl. His plan is to make MP3s and upload them all on his blog. I couldn't find his MP3s. Maybe you guys have better luck.
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spends a year reading all of Charles Dickens novels. He writes: "After the first few novels, I had timed it out as such so that if I read one novel a month, I would be done by the end of the year, so since March, I have been going through one Dickens novel a month and yesterday, I finally finished with The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the final, 16th, unfinished novel that he was working on when he died in 1870. "
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I'm sure most of you have watched Ris Low's very own Singapore Youth Olympics cheer. It's such a classic that I think it deserves its very own remix so me and my colleague Haren took Queen's We Will Rock You and combined it with Ris Low's Boom Boom Pow cheer. Watch it on Klik.TV. Enjoy!
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capecodshorts writes: "Super-8 Fan Film made by kids on Cape Cod in 1978. Watch out for that vacuum cleaner weapon! Voices added 25 years later by some of the original cast." He also has two other must watch videos: King Kong by 70's kids and Alien by 70's kids.
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Don Gworek shot this for Orlando's Attractions Magazine. His video takes a look at some of the differences and similarities between the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida and the one in Singapore.
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free predictions as well as paid predictions. No idea if those guys ever got any prediction right but it's worth a try.
(Thanks Mr Big)
(Thanks Mr Big)
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Baconnaise, a delicious mayo with a mouth-wateringly bacon flavour. It's suitable for vegetarians too because it doesn’t contain any bacon! And it is healthier than regular mayo, containing fewer calories and less fat. Please sell this in Singapore!
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Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, illustrated by Gōjin Ishihara. The book profiles supernatural creatures from Japanese legend. I like this one, the Jorogumo, a spider that can change its appearance into that of a seductive woman. Also known as the whore spider!
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Magic Trackpad, but I think they are also thinking of going into the kitchen business. Look at it! The Magic Trackpad does look like a chopping board. An expensive one. Any housewife would like to review this?
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33-page Inception comic titled Inception: The Cobol Job. The comic book story takes place before the beginning of the movie. Download the comic for free here and go watch the movie if you haven't done so.
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Monday, July 26, 2010
Ris Low teaches us how to do the correct cheer for the Singapore Youth Olympics. I think it's perfect for the Special Olympics. For more Ris Low goodies, check out Ris Low to star in new Transformers movie exclusive, Ris Low "I Was Molested" remix and Ris Low Credit Card Boomz Special on Klik.TV!
Update: Watch Ris Low in the "We will rock you/Boom Boom Pow" music video here.
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
iDish! Only in Japan. Only in Japan.
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Alien Swarm is a free game from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community. The game thrusts players into an epic bug hunt featuring a unique blend of co-op play and squad-level tactics. Hellmode has a good review here.
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giant cardboard robot arms! Perfect for giant robot hugs, super high high-fives and terrorizing small children. The arms allow for both 90° bending motion in the elbows as well as 360° rotation of the wrist.
(via Boing Boing)
(via Boing Boing)
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I shot this video for Klik.TV at the Haagen-Dazs Cocktail Launch Party. It shows you how to make the new Haagen-Dazs alcoholic cocktails using their quality ice cream and sorbet blended with ice, alcohol and other simple ingredients.
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One of my favourite female singers, Jewel, disguised as a mild mannered businesswoman, drops by a local karaoke bar and performs some of her classic songs to a completely dumbfounded audience. A brilliant idea from the folks at Funny Or Die.
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You gotta love an ice cream with a combination of a toffee and vanilla flavoured centre, dipped in scrumptious choc coating, covered in crunchy biscuit pieces and one that calls itself Golden Gaytime! I don't think it's available in Singapore. No wonder it is so hard to have Gaytime on your own.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Spoof of JJ Lin's Cheer Singapore Song, "You are the one Singapore" for the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympic Games. "Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Hey! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Ho! You are the one Singapore. Now is the time. Here we go!" Definitely not the world's most inspiring song. If you haven't seen the original music video, watch it here. Stupid lyrics. Stupid hand gestures. How to cheer for Singapore like that?
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The iPad will be available in Singapore from Friday onwards at all Apple Authorized Resellers. According to Hardware Zone, the WiFi iPad will cost S$728 for the 16GB model, the 32GB WiFi model is at S$878 and the 64GB WiFI model costs S$1028.
The Wi-Fi + 3G models will cost more. You'll have to pay S$928 for the 16GB model, S$ 1078 for the 32GB model and S$1228 for the 64GB model. You also need to pay for the iPad 3G plans available from the telcos if you want to use surf using 3G.
I probably will be getting either the 16GB or 32GB WiFi model.
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Friday, July 16, 2010
I've just watched the entire 29 minutes of the most arrogant (and bullshit!) Apple press conference ever. Towards the end, Steve Jobs announced that Singapore is one of the 17 countries that will get the iPhone 4 on July 30th. The iPhone 4 comes with free bumper from Apple. Yup, free! Remember all you Apple fanboys and haters, Apple love all their users. They really love you. And they try very hard to surprise and delight all of you. Thanks Steve. The fucked up iPhone 4 antenna of yours is a surprise indeed. I'm sticking to my iPhone 3GS.
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This has to be the funniest marriage video you'll ever watch! Poor guy. I really feel sorry for him. He really doesn't look like he wants to marry the girl. Watch the video. Does he look happy to you? Not in a million years! Oh well dude, there's always the divorce lawyers. Good luck! Here's a longer video.
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BeerBot is a black T-shirt with a bottle opening robot attached. The robot's hand has a claw which is actually a built in metal bottle opener. Place the beer bottle into the robot's hand, tilt slightly and the bottle opens!
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The Video Game Atlas, the largest source of screenshot maps on the Internet, with thousands of maps of your favourite video games! They really have quite an amazing archive.
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dress up the campus observatory in Carleton College in Minnesota as R2-D2 from Star Wars! They even left a message on the door which says: "Goodsell will magically revert to its original form within 24 hours if left alone. May the Force be with you." I like it!
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StarCraft II Fansite Kit which contains art assets including screenshots, concept art, hi-res logos, and wallpapers; site design elements, exclusive content, etc. The zip file is 43MB in size.
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Recycled Island is a very ambitious research project on the potential of realizing a habitable floating island in the Pacific Ocean made from all the plastic waste that is floating around in the ocean. The project is in its concept phase.
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John Biggs reviews Pepsi Strong Shot, a new power drink from Pepsi available in Japan: "I immediately felt a caffeine rush upon drinking the tiny can and I’m still kind of buzzing from the stuff. It definitely doesn’t taste like an energy drink – it’s more like a very condensed form of Pepsi."
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united2india says, "Here's a funny video of my brother Parkash flying for the first time in a plane and he is very scared. He feels that his first flight will be his last." Someone please hand him a parachute and show him the exit.
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here. It will take 7 days of work according to him, so start paper cloning yourself now.
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Candwich and your sandwich is ready to eat! There are three flavours: Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam, Peanut Butter and Grape Jam, and lastly Barbecued Chicken! I don't think I've seen one in Singapore yet but I would definitely like to try it out.
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10-meter-high statue of Transformers character Optimus Prime made up of waste materials. The Autobot leader currently stands at the north of the Bird’s Nest at Beijing Olympic Park, probably protecting it from the evil Megatron and his fellow Decepticons.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sushi Panic is a fun, fast, and easy game imported from Japan. Set up the sushi table. Shuffle the deck of cards. The youngest player goes first. Draw a card. Place the corresponding piece of sushi on the table. Play continues around the table to the right. If your piece of sushi causes the table to pop, you lose!
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Storyboarding the Simpson's Way (PDF). His notes and diagrams are meant for animation storyboard artists but I find they are useful for directors and cameramen too. I'm reading it again and again and again.
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Can't wait for Transformers 3? I can't! Klik.TV takes you to the set of the filming of Transformers 3, now underway in the city of Chicago. Watch the super cool video now on Klik.TV. Please Michael Bay, let the red Ferrari be Hot Rod. Please, I beg you. I'd even worship you and paste your posters all over the walls of my bedroom.
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Ghostbusters photoset on Flickr is really a treat for all Ghostbusters and Lego fans. He has created the miniature world of the Ghostbusters using Lego! There's the Ectomobile, Proton Pack, Ectogoogles, PKE meter, Ghost Trap and even the four Ghostbusters themselves and their HQ building - all in Lego!
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business cards which they are giving out for free. These aren't ordinary business cards. Each card is actually a small modelling kit which transforms into a car, plane or a boat.
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hot new astronomical products (PDF): "What a year! After more than a decade scouring the astronomical marketplace for our annual Hot Products roundups, we have a pretty good idea of what a typical year serves up." Ok. I want to get my hands on the Meade LightSwitch telescope!
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Who Tall Are You? sells celebrity wall charts for measuring your height. There are 5 versions: Classical, Yellow, Notorious, White and Age. Just attach it to your wall and you can find out if you are as tall as Peter the Great or Genghis Khan. Wah! Jackie Chan is taller than Hitler. I think they are missing Napoleon.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
A dolphin at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is apparently so tired of entertaining kids day after day so it tries to escape. In the first video, the dolphin shocks the audience and its keepers by jumping out of its enclosure. What's more amazing is that you can tell that the other dolphins are aware of what is happening. They are probably checking if their friend is okie.
(Thanks Paul C)
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Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Chaos broke out at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at New York's Coney Island when six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi tried to jump on stage shortly after the winner was announced. Kobayashi did not compete in this year's event because he had refused to sign a contract with the speed-eating body Major League Eating.
I met Kobayashi when he was in town in May for the CP Biggest Eater Competition 2010. He's a nice man. He lost the wonton shrimp eating contest to Joey Chestnut but as always, he's very popular with the crowd. You can watch the Kobayashi vs Chestnut shrimp eating contest video I filmed for Klik.TV here.
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Rude Boy, a 9-track compilation of Jamaican music - reggae, ska, dub and everything in between - played on a variety of Japanese game consoles by artists from around the world.
(Thanks Myra Leong)
(Thanks Myra Leong)
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Boxsal, going to the picnic is socially acceptable again and much more fashionable. Boxsal sells super-cool, eco-friendly picnic boxes like the Urban Picnic Box made for graffiti artists, breakers, subway performers and inner city folks who think a highrise can be just as scenic a backdrop for a picnic as a 100-year-old oak tree.
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Play Condoms concept pays tribute to love and Nintendo Game Boy. He writes: "The packaging aims create a desire to purchase the product for aesthetic reasons, rather than the necessity of condoms. Simply by owning the product, safe sex is promoted."
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Stormtrooper Super Shogun stands a whopping 24 inches tall, has free rotating wheels on the bottom of his feet and a spring-loaded Rocket Punch firing fist! You can even customize the torso with the character name in English or in Japanese using the metallic foil stickers that comes with the toy. I want this!
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little chart that traces the history of social games from its origins in Ancient Egypt all the way to the present. He says, "It’s my belief that the next wave of games will draw upon many of the elements we’ve seen work in the past."
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